PSHCE at Abbey Grange is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. Our PSHCE programme develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Students are equipped to live healthy, safe, productive and balanced lives. They are encouraged to be enterprising in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing. Students reflect and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

Our PSHCE programme helps students to develop their confidence, resilience and self-esteem and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions.

There are five Drop down days throughout the year where students are off timetable and experience four different PSHCE sessions on each day.These sessions are either delivered by Abbey Grange teachers or visiting speakers such as Leeds Faith in Schools, the Police and Glyn Ellis our Careers Adviser.  Students are in Abbey based mixed ability groups which they will stay in for the five PSHCE days.

Our sessions are based on the overarching concepts developed through the PSHE Association programmes of Study. These are: -

1.      Identity (their personal attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these: understanding and maintaining boundaries around their personal privacy,including online)

2.      Relationships (including different types and in different settings, including online)

3.      A healthy(including physically, emotionally and socially) balanced lifestyle (including within relationships, work-life,exercise and rest, spending and saving and lifestyle choices)

4.      Risk (identification,assessment and how to manage risk, rather than simply the avoidance of risk for self and others) and safety(including behaviour and strategies to employing different
situations,including online and in an increasingly connected world.

5.      Diversity and equality (in all forms, with due regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010)

6.      Rights (including the notion of universal human rights), responsibilities (including fairness and justice) and consent (in different situations)

7.      Change (as something to be managed) and resilience(the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance)

8.      Power (how it is used and encountered in a variety of contexts including online, how it manifests through behaviours including bullying, persuasion, coercion and how it can be challenged or managed through negotiations and ‘win-win’outcomes)

9.      Career (including enterprise and economic understanding. (PSHE Association 2017)

The following sessions have been planned for each year group for the five PSHCE days.

Parents will be emailed with the session titles for the PSHCE Drop down day two days before to enable them to discuss topics with their son/daughter.  All topics are subject to change due to staff or visitor availability but parents will be informed prior to each PSHCE day.

Day 1 - 16/10/2019
Day 2 -09/12/2019
Day 3 - 06/02/2020
Day 4 - 27/03/2020
Day 5 - 14/07/2020

Year 7

Safer travel (Personal Safety)
Chaplaincy (Christian Values)
Our school community (Transition)
Leeds DEC – Football (Sustainability & Fairtrade)

Year 8

How do we see other people (Personal well-being and mindfulness)
Money Skills - Barclays Life Skills (Finance)
Alcohol – How to know if a risk is worth taking (Drugs Education)
Smoking Education (Drugs Education)

Year 9

Online reputation and internet skills Barclays Lifeskills (Online safety)

Body Image in a digital world (Personal well being)

Dangers of Cannabis (Drugs education)

Drugs and alcohol and the law (Drugs education)

Year 10

Yorkshire Ambulance – CPR training (Health and well being)

Online stress and FOMO - feeling of missing out (Online safety)

Organ donation and transplant (Health and well being)

Kudos and Unifrog (Careers education)

Year 11

Post 16 pathways presentation (Careers)

Unifrog and Kudos (Careers)

Apprenticeships, Interview skills and post 16 - Glyn Ellis, Careers adviser (Careers)

Financial survival – Barclay Lifeskills (Finance)

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Year 7

The Bystander- Bullying (Personal well being/Personal safety)

Online safety (Online Safety)

Community Cohesion – looking at situations from other people perspectives (Citizenship)

Recognising and building personal skills (Careers)

Year 8

GCSE Options information (Personal Well being/Careers)

The Trade Game – Leeds Faith in Schools (Global Finance)

Make the right choice of Options for you (Careers)

Kudos Careers program and introduction to Unifrog (Careers)

Year 9

Forming positive relationships (Personal well being)

Race Hate Crime/Stephen Lawrence (Citizenship)

Kudos careers program and introduction to Unifrog (Careers)

Running Away (Personal well being/Personal Safety)

Year 10

Migration Murder mystery- Leeds Development Education Centre (Citizenship)

Sleep (Personal Well being)

Sharing Sexual Images (Online Safety)

Online gambling (Online Safety/Finance)

Year 11

Driving, insurance and the law (Personal Safety, personal well-being and finance)

Safe and Healthy Relationships (Personal well being) 

Knifefree (Personal Safety)

Risk (Personal well being)

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Year 7

Adolescents anonymous – alcohol education (Drugs education)

How do we communicate? (Personal well being)

British Red Cross – Basic First Aid (Personal Safety)

Fire Safety – West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (Personal Safety)

Year 8

Tree of Life – What makes a good parent? (Citizenship)

First Aid 2 (Personal Safety)

The journey to your Career (Careers)

Online Abuse (Online Safety)

Year 9

Healthy Teenage Relationships – Nola Ellen (Personal Well being) 

Domestic Violence (Citizenship & Personal Safety)

Alcosex (SRE)

Don’t deny an STI (SRE)

Year 10

Tax and National Insurance (Finance)

Laws to stop, allow and protect (Citizenship)

Teenage Cancer Trust (Personal Well being)

Consent (Personal Well being)

Year 11

Understanding and managing debt (Finance)

Holocaust memorial (Citizenship)

Festival Safety (Personal Safety)

Relationships- LFIS (Personal Well being)

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Year 7

Relationship – Leeds Faith In Schools (SRE and personal well being)

Sex – what is it? (SRE)

Media and body Image (Personal well being)


Year 8  

Gender equality (Careers and Personal well being)

Money Skills – Value for money Barclays Life kills (Finance)

Being a Smart Consumer (Citizenship and finance)

Consequences of arson and hoax calls – West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (Personal safety)

Year 9

Mindfulness (Personal well being)

How cool is you phone - Leeds DEC (Sustainability)

Pressures and choices – Basis Single sex talks (SRE)

Romance Academy (KEB)/ Doing the right thing (SRE)

Year 10

Self-Harm – outside speaker (Personal well-being)

Working and studying abroad (Careers)

Fairtrade Fortnight (Sustainability)

Dealing with exam stress (Personal well being)

Year 10 D of E First Aid Training

Year 11

Revision Strategies (Personal well-being and mindfulness)

Safer Leeds - Tamsin Constable (Personal safety)

Online Abuse (Online Safety)

Cervical cancer and prostate cancer (Personal well being)

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Year 7

Gaming Addiction (Personal well being)

Careers – The world of work (Careers)

Adolescents anonymous - alcohol education (Personal well being)

Refugee game (Citizenship)

Year 8

Sun Safety – Teenage Cancer Trust (Personal Safety/well being)

Agents of change – Leeds DEC (Sustainability)

Radicalisation (Citizenship)

Internet and email skills (Careers and personal development)

Year 9

Homophobia (SRE/Personal well being)

Consequences of arson and hoax calls – West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (Finance)

Refugee Awareness- Nola Ellen (Citizenship)

FGM (Personal well being)

Year 10

Inspirational speakers (Careers)

Preparation for the Careers Fair – Glyn Ellis, Careers Adviser (Careers)

Kier Construction workshop - teamwork (Careers)

Jobs and Skills (Careers)

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Abbey Grange C of E Academy

Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA

Tel: 0113 275 7877
Fax: 0113 275 4784

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552

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